The third film in the Captain America solo franchise is officially titled Captain America: Civil War and will be loosely based on the storyline from the comics. Confirmed cast members include Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, and Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther. Joe and Anthony Russo will return to direct.
The movie has now added Daniel Bruhl to an already impressive cast lineup. Bruhl is best known for his work in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Ron Howard’s Formula One biopic Rush.
Marvel announced the news on their official website.
Daniel Bruhl (“Rush,” “Inglourious Basterds”) has joined the cast of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” set to rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe on May 6, 2016.
The celebrated actor earned Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice nominations for his role as Niki Lauda in director Ron Howard’s “Rush.” In addition to Howard, Bruhl has also worked with other esteemed directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Paul Greengrass, Anton Corbijn, and Michael Winterbottom.
Bruhl joins Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) in “Captain America: Civil War,” with Joe and Anthony Russo returning to direct after this year’s hit Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
“With Daniel’s ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances, we knew we had found yet another great actor to share the screen with some of our biggest heroes,” said Producer Kevin Feige.
With Variety reporting that Bruhl is going to play one of the villains in Civil War and the “top menace” in Doctor Strange, this could mean a reunion of sorts between Bruhl and his The Fifth Estate co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, who’s all but confirmed to play sorcerer Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange.
Any theories as to who this villain could be?
Captain America: Civil War comes to theaters on May 6, 2016. Filming will begin next April.